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What are five similes and methapors in part three of the book?

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Posted April 26, 2010 at 6:17 AM via web

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What are five similes and methapors in part three of the book?

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jmj616 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted April 26, 2010 at 6:51 AM (Answer #1)

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SIMILES (comparisons that use the word "like" or "as.":

1) "[Montag] felt his head turn like a stone carving..."

2) "They rise like the midnight sun to sweat you in your bed!"

3) "There was a crash like the falling parts of a dream..."

4) "Their covers [the books'] torn off and spilled out like swan feathers."

5) "The books leapt and danced like roasted birds..."

METAPHORS (comparison that do not use the words "like" or "as"):

1) "Lights flicked on and house doors opened all down the street, to watch the carnival set up." (The scene in front of Montag's house is being compared to a carnival).

2) "I've hit the bull's eye." (Beatty is comparing his correct analysis of Montag's behavior to a marksmen hitting a target on the bull's-eye.).

3) "Now, Montag, you're a burden." (Montag is not actually a heavy load that must carried on one's back; he is being compared to a burden because he is a responsibility that must be dealt with.)

4) "And then he came to the parlor where the great idiot monster lay asleep..." [The characters who appear on the wall television are being compared to "idiot monsters."]

5) "The tents of the circus had slumped into charcoal and rubble and the show was well over." [Similar to the first metaphor example, the scene at Montag's house is being compared to a circus]

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